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Facing heat, Hidalgo County leaders mum on Head Start director’s dismissal

EDINBURG — A lawyer for recently dismissed Hidalgo County Head Start Program Executive Director Teresa Flores said Monday that his client has authorized him to move toward litigation after the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court declined to discuss her termination during a meeting Monday.

South Texas ISD, UTRGV ink deal to expand dual enrollment opportunities

MERCEDES —South Texas Independent School District and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley held a signing ceremony Monday morning to announce a new partnership between the two entities.

State jobless rate rises, but all-time records are still set

The Texas unemployment rate edged slightly higher in August, adding a total of 16,400 non-farm jobs, the 10th consecutive month the state has set a new total employment record.

Registration now open for Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival field trips

HARLINGEN — The doors for registration for field trips for the 29th annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival are wide open.

State game wardens busy again over Labor Day weekend

Holidays are active times for state game wardens and this past Labor Day weekend was not an exception.

Questions arise over ‘financial sinkhole’ at Donna bridge

DONNA — Officials here met for several hours behind closed doors on Thursday to discuss ongoing plans to expand the Donna-Rio Bravo International Bridge to accommodate commercial truck traffic.

Hidalgo County nears 4,000 COVID-related deaths

Another 10 Rio Grande Valley residents died due to COVID-related complications, county officials reported this week, bringing Hidalgo County near 4,000 total COVID deaths.

District 27 state senate candidates clash on border security, abortion in forum

The only candidates that attended a Futuro RGV political forum on Saturday were the two newcomers vying for Texas Senate District 27, which hasn’t seen a new face in more than three decades.

Port Isabel native serves as production designer for Thandiwe Newton film ‘God’s Country’

Flora Ortega had no idea that working on films as a production designer would be her true calling. A native of Port Isabel, Ortega’s father...

Drier weather to close out month; reservoirs still very low in South Texas

Recent rains over the last month have removed drought conditions throughout the Rio Grande Valley and the deep South Texas Ranch and Brush Country, according to the National Weather Service in Brownsville.